No noisy aqua parks, no oversized cartoon characters wandering around, no bombing in the pools – there are definitely pluses.
Traveller's resident Cruise Director, Sally Macmillan is a relatively recent cruise convert and long-time journalist who has a serious sailing habit. Sally has edited Cruise Passenger magazine for four years, and writes a weekly cruise column and cruise-related features for Traveller.
Young adult Australians are not only living with their parents for longer, they're also taking holidays with them.
Next year Avalon is offering three new tulip-focused river cruises in Holland and Belgium.
Music cruises, the rundown on Skagway, Alaska, new river ships and wellness from Seabourn.
Despite recent accidents involving cruise ships, it seems that cruisers are a resilient lot.
It's an industry first and being referred to as a "Triple Crown" event.
The cruise line is to launch two more ultra-luxury cruise ships bringing its fleet to six.
And shipyards' order books are looking very healthy for the next few years, too.
River cruising is one of the best ways to explore many aspects of India's colourful culture.
Bargain hunters should check out these world cruises of 100-plus days.
With Oprah Winfrey as its "godmother" how could Holland America Line's new ship be anything but stellar?
Bringing state-of-the-art design, new menus and exclusive new experiences.
Princess Cruises marks three milestones and crochet cruises could get you hooked.
There are some great event-based cruises coming up this year, starting with the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix.
White wilderness, wildlife, Inuit culture and North America's only viking settlements are among the highlights of a cruise from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic.